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Mitting Inquiry Spycop booted out the Met for gross misconduct over his relationship with female activist

JIM BOYLING became the first spycop to be booted out of the Met today for an unauthorised relationship with a female activist.

A disciplinary panel held in secret found Mr Boyling guilty of gross misconduct over his relationship with Rosa between 2001 and 2005, after he had left the notorious Special Demonstration Squad.

Mr Boyling previously deceived Rosa into a relationship in 1999 while infiltrating Reclaim the Streets under the name Jim Sutton, before resuming their relationship, having two children and marrying. They divorced in 2008.

Earlier this week, another of the women he deceived into a relationship, Monica, brought legal proceedings against the Crown Prosecution Service for deciding to not charge Mr Boyling.

Mr Boyling, who did not contest the misconduct hearing, criticised the Met for bringing the case against him, saying: “If you're going to pick on anybody, the family with the terminally ill children will probably be the weakest.”

But Rosa hit back at Mr Boyling’s attempt to portray himself as a victim, saying: “He refers to ‘the family’ to try to excuse himself. He has had no contact with the children at all since 2013.

“We fled to a refuge from him in 2007 to escape an abusive, manipulative, controlling relationship.

“Taking the private lives of children that he has nothing to do with and using them in the press to deflect from attempts to hold him to account is a new low.”

She said of their resumed relationship: “When Jim reappeared, it was a massive relief after all the grief and anxiety I had gone through following his disappearance.

“Although he told me he had been an undercover officer, he said it had all been an operational mistake and that he genuinely loved me.

“The unlikely truth was this. My life partner was fabricated by the state. He never existed. I was pregnant within two weeks of his reappearance and bore children by the actor, a random police officer, who had played my partner.”

Rosa added: “This is an important verdict today, not only to protect the public from Boyling taking such roles in future but also to send a message out far and wide to other officers that such conduct is totally unacceptable.”


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